World Mode Holdings Group (WMH), a leader in job placements for retailers and retail staff in Japan, is working with domestic recruiter People Link to launch a service that supports Vietnamese people to live and work in Japan.
People Link is looking for Vietnamese retail workers who speak Japanese and English. If selected, the workers will be hired and trained by WMH in the necessary retail skills and be fully supported to live and work in Japan.
WMH will conduct the necessary procedures before travelling, such as visa applications, job interviews, residence selection, and flight bookings, while the workers undergo a high-level online training course in fashion sales. Upon arrival in Japan, they will be ready to work in Japanese retail under the same conditions as Japanese staff, including salary and insurance.
In Japan, with the significant relaxation of border measures and the impact of the yen's depreciation, the number of inbound tourists is rapidly increasing. According to the Japanese National Tourism Organisation, the number of foreign visitors to Japan in January was almost 1.5 million, about 60 per cent for the same period in pre-pandemic 2019. At that time, the demand for visiting Japan was very high, and many tourists from East Asia, the United States, and Southeast Asia, visited Japan in large numbers.
Inbound tourism demand is expected to make a V-shaped recovery as tourists from mainland China return, and it is said that tourism will contribute almost $16 billion to the economy this year, according to a Nomura Research Institute survey.
Due to the increase in foreign visitors, service-related industries are regaining their vitality, but the shortage of human resources to deal with the surge is becoming more serious. At airports and luxury brand stores, the demand for foreign staff with sales skills is high.
By Bich Ngoc